The Quantity Surveyor’s Bible is essential reading for anyone interested in a career in the construction industry.
Fully updated and expanded for this new edition, the book is a practical and realistic guide to a professional career as a Quantity Surveyor, Contracts Manager, or Project Manager. Told in a fun and user-friendly style, it’s the sort of stuff they don’t teach you at university, and is a behind-the-scenes – all-you-need-to-know – account of the author’s own adventures in the construction industry.
Covering topics such as starting out in the industry, the different hats you’ll need to wear, freelancing, the value of communication, negotiating skills, and more – and filled with personal stories and case studies – The Quantity Surveyor’s Bible is a must read for students and professionals alike.
THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
WHAT IS A QUANTITY SURVEYOR?
THE ACCOUNTANT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU NEED TO BE A Q.S.?
THE SMALL CONTRACTOR
THE MEDIUM-SIZED CONTRACTOR
THE LARGE CONTRACTOR
PRIVATE PRACTICE SURVEYING
TO STEAL OR NOT TO STEAL!
FREELANCING. PART ONE
ESTIMATING AND TENDERING. PART ONE
ESTIMATING AND TENDERING. PART TWO
THE ARCHITECT’S DRAWINGS
COSTING AND MEASUREMENT
THE FIVE DIFFERENT HATS OF A Q.S.
EVERY SITE IS DIFFERENT
FREELANCING. PART TWO
THE YEAR OF GETTING SACKED
THE PROJECT FROM HELL!
CASE STUDY 1. M.O.D. LYNEHAM
CASE STUDY TWO. LANARKSHIRE HOSPITAL
CASE STUDY THREE. TWO RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT BLOCKS
CASE STUDY FOUR. NINE NEW-BUILD HIGH-END HOUSES
CASE STUDY FIVE. A £6 MILLION NEW-BUILD HEALTH CENTRE
THE GAME OF CHESS
THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Author: Ian Carroll
Published July 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1-910773-69-7 | Paperback and eBook formats | £10.99
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